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Melanie Considine

MBBS(Adel); Dip. Child Health; Cert. Womens Health; FRACGP


Dr. Melanie Considine is a GP at Clare Medical Centre, and a mum of two boys. She has completed training requirements toward the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) qualification and is awaiting final exam results for this in mid-2019, as well as completing The Possums' Neuroprotective Developmental Care accreditation in 2019. Mel is passionate about providing excellent evidence-based perinatal care, including preconception counseling, antenatal care, breastfeeding education, breastfeeding assessment and support, postnatal care, and is also happy to address infant growth, sleep and settling concerns. Mel is working towards her Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice, and as part of this, is developing a research project on breastfeeding knowledge, advice and support in rural South Australia.


Clare Medical Centre, Old North Road, Clare SA


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Join our next Masterclasses for health professionals on 21-22 June 2019 at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Dr Pam and Renee will present, with videos of talks by Dr Nikki Mills (ENT surgeon, anatomist) on the lingual frenulum and floor of mouth fascia and Dr Sharon Perella (lactation consultant, researcher) on breastmilk production and fat content.  

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